With the IRB failing to fall for his Irish charms and twinkle-toed side-step and after they ignored his excellent year on rugby pitches all over the world, I feel that it is only right for me to help redress some of the balance.
Yes, there can only be one player on my shortlist for this month's accolade, and that player is the one and only Brian O'Driscoll: rugby maestro and crinkly-eyed favourite of the ladies.
Anyone fancy a roll in the grass with Brian? Oh, go on then...
All together now ladies: swoon...
Here are some more pictures of the lovely Brian:
Enjoying a fun run with ROG
Getting a taste for the 6 Nations trophy before he helped Ireland win it this year
Musing on the wisdom of adding tomatoes to a salad...
With his fiancée, the lovely Amy Huberman
Fortunately his bad hair days are a thing of the past
A well deserved winner I think.